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Background to Dante and The Divine Comedy

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Dante Alighieri
Author
Florence, Italy
Where was Dante born?
politics
Dante's family was majorly involved in _____?
1301
Year a death decree was issued for Dante and his family
Dante
spent rest of his life in exile after he left Florence
Divine Comedy
Wrote the _________ during exile
Italian
Which language was the Divine Comedy written in?
Beatrice Portinari
Who Dante spent his life loving, although he never "really" met her.
complex and symbolic
Two characteristics of the Divine Comedy
3
Number of Canticles
33
Number of Cantos in each Canticle
Inferno
Canticle 1
Purgatorio
Canticle 2
Paradiso
Canticle 3
hell, purgatory, heaven
In the plot of the Divine Comedy, a man has to travel through 3 places in hopes to save his soul. What are the 3 places?